Shoplifting & Organized Retail Crime

Retailers Urge Tenn. Supreme Court to Uphold Felony Conviction for Serial Shoplifters

This term the Tennessee Supreme Court will decide whether the state of Tennessee can use its burglary statute to prosecute serial shoplifters who have...

Analytics Is Not Just a Numbers Game in Investigations

The extent to which retail investigations have been transformed by analytics is a good reflection of just how quickly things move in a technology age. LP execs from Bloomingdale’s, Safeway, Home Depot, Designer Brands, Best Buy, and Walmart weigh in on the evolution of investigations.

The Continuing Battle of Fitting Room Theft in a World of Increasing Privacy Concerns

When it comes to fitting room shoplifting, it’s impossible to accurately gauge the total loss. However, the anonymity provided is still the shoplifter’s best friend. But changing privacy and surveillance laws are making it more and more difficult to combat fitting room thefts. Consider this partial list of suggested LP tactics.

Shoplifter Safety: Knowing When to “Let It Go”

Confronting a shoplifter always carries with it the potential for an unpredictable outcome, and while most shoplifting apprehensions result in the shoplifter cooperating, it’s critical that we remain alert and aware, prepared for the unexpected and knowing how to react. Most importantly, this also requires having the judgment and fortitude to let it go when the situation calls for it. It could end up being one of the most important decisions that you make.

Are Retail Flash Mob Robberies Really Organized Retail Crime?

Based on their very nature, flash mob robberies are hard to prevent. But it’s critical that all retailers train their employees to be aware and alert to the possibility, to not engage the mob in any way, to concentrate on remembering descriptions of perpetrators and vehicles, and to call the police as soon as it’s safe. Here are 10 ways to protect employees and customers in a flash mob event.

What’s in the Mind of a Retail Shoplifter? How Do We Scientifically Change It?

The Loss Prevention Retail Council recently launched it's latest initiate called LPRC Innovate. LPM contributor Tony D'Onofrio was there and provides details on his latest blog post. He also summaries two LPRC research surveys. One on self-checkout theft and a second on theft by opioid-abuse offenders.

Agenda Announced for Florida Law Enforcement and Retail Training Conference

The Florida Law Enforcement Property Recovery Unit (FLEPRU) organization revealed the agenda for their 2019 Training Conference set for November 5-7 in Orlando. The...

Misdemeanor Shoplifting Panel Stimulated Thought-Provoking Discussion at RILA Conference

“When it Comes to Misdemeanor Shoplifting, It’s Time to Circle the Wagons” was the theme at what one attendee termed “one of the best...

Inpixon Joins Forces with National Anti-Organized Retail Crime Association

Inpixon, a leading indoor positioning and data analytics company, announced it is collaborating with the National Anti-Organized Retail Crime Association to combat retail crime...

Retail Theft Cases “Soared” in 2018 According to Recent Survey

Over 279,000 shoplifters and dishonest employees were apprehended in 2018 by just 20 large retailers who recovered over $114 million from these thieves, according...

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